- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
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For Anne and Gilbert Blythe, life in a small village is never dull because of all the entertaining gossip, and what strange and funny tales they hear: about the mischievous twins whose dearest wish comes true when they meet up with a bored and haunted millionaire; or clever Penelope Craig, who considers herself an expert on children — until she adopts a boy of her own; or Timothy Randebrush, a man so eager to keep his brother out of the clutches of a dangerous woman that he spirits her away — only to fall prey to her charms himself. Filled with unexpected surprises, laughter and tears, here are fourteen of the Blythes' favourite tales. (from the 1992 Bantam Books reissue)
- "Canadian Twilight" [poem]
- "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
- "The Twins Pretend"
- "Fancy's Fool"
- "A Dream Comes True"
- "Penelope Struts Her Theories"
- "The Reconciliation"
- "The Cheated Child"
- "Fool's Errand"
- "The Pot and the Kettle"
- "Here Comes the Bride"
- "Brother Beware"
- "The Road to Yesterday"
- "A Commonplace Woman"
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